Trail of Painted Ponies "Zuni Silver Pony." 1E/2,810
Pony Story: This Painted Pony is part of The Tribal Collection. It honors authentic Native American arts and heritage: The Zuni Tribe of New Mexico is known for its elaborate jewelry and superb silverwork, inlaid with hand-carved precious and semi-precious stones (turquoise, jet, coral and mother of pearl) that represent animals and spirits and are said to have mystical significance. Working with designs found on old Zuni silver jewelry, this artist incorporated images of Rainbow Man--the Zuni symbol of the supreme Kachina spirit of harmony and healing--the Thunderbird and a dragonfly, onto a Pony, endowing it with the power to master the unpredictable forces normally beyond our control. One of the most versatile and talented artists in the Official Trail of Painted Ponies artist stable, Lynn Bean spends her summers in Oregon and her winters in southern Nevada, creating magical artwork, which she sells in galleries and at art festivals across the country.
Item #: 12303
Release Date: Summer 2009
Artist: Lynn Bean
Size: 6" Tall
Retired: March 2010
Last Number at Retirement: 1E/7,500